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  • Elina Lastro Niño - 1/2012 - Alumni Association Dissertation Awards for 2012
  • Justin George - 1/2012 - PSU 2012 Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship
  • Justin George - 11/2011 - Entomological Society of America National Meeting: 2nd place Student Poster Competition
  • Maggie Douglas - 11/2011 Entomological Society of America National Meeting: 1st place Student Oral Competition
  • Elina Lastro Niño - 5/2011 - Eastern Apiculture Society's Student Apiculture Award
  • Rupesh Kariyat and Justin George  - 4/2011 - First place  at the Annual Environmental Chemistry Poster Competition at Penn State
  • Holly Holt and Anjel Helms - 4/2011 - Winners of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Dan Schmehl - 3/2011 - Winner of the Harold F. Martin Graduate Outstanding Teaching Award (http://live.psu.edu/tag/2011_Student_Awards)
  • Dan Schmehl, Ian Grettenberger, Rob Anderson and Amanda Bachmann - 3/2011 Linnaean Games at ESA Eastern Branch Meeting - Won 1st place, beating Virginia Tech to advance to the National Meeting
  • Ian Grettenberger - 3/2011 - Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch Meeting: 2nd place Student Poster Competition
  • Kerry Mauck - 3/2011 - Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch Meeting: 1st place Student Oral Presentation Competition
  • Rupesh Kariyat - 3/2011 - 1st place in the Biological Sciences division at the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Expo
  • Kerry Mauck - 12/2010 - Entomological Society of America National Meeting: 1st place Student Oral Presentation Competition
  • Kerry Mauck - 8/2010 - Received the "Outstanding Student Research in Ecology" award at the Ecological Society of America meeting
  • Ezra Schwartzberg - 3/2010 - Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award
  • Neelendra Joshi - 3/2010 - Graduate Student Service Award
  • Amanda Bachmann - 3/2010 - Awarded the Evans Family Award for Graduate Student Extension Achievement
  • Kerry Mauck - 3/2010 -Awarded the NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant
  • Dan Schmehl, Ian Grettenberger, Rob Anderson and Paul Ayayee - 3/2010
              Linnaean Games at ESA Eastern Branch Meeting - Won 1st place, first beating                           a faculty team and then the team from the University of Maryland in the finals
  • Sheena Sidhu - 3/2010 - Entomological Society of America Eastern Branch Meeting: 3rd place Student Oral Presentation Competition
              Title: Molecular identification of crop pollen indicates foraging pattern of native bees
  • Kerry Mauck - 2/2010 - Publication of her research in PNAS
              Title: Deceptive chemical signals induced by a plant virus attract insect vectors to                             inferior hosts
  • Sean Halloran - 11/2009 - Entomological Society of America national meeting. Student Competition for President's Prize, Poster: 2nd place in "Host Plant Interactions, Resistance" Category
              Title: Chemical ecology of two co-occurring Lygus species on shared                                                host plants

              Video from meeting here

  • Kerry Mauck - 11/2009 - Entomological Society of America national meeting. Student Competition for President's Prize, 10-Minute Oral Presentation: 1st place in "Chemical Ecology, Plant Defense" Category
              Title: Deceptive chemical signals induced by a plant virus attract insect vectors to                             inferior hosts